A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.7581° West, 17.9531° North. The temblor was reported at 11:46:07 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020135004. Unique identifier: pr2020135004. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 15:46:07 / May 14, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Patillas, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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